Hector Garcia Grand Valley Admissions

Hector Garcia

Class Year:
2016

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Major:
Engineering

Why did you choose to attend Grand Valley?
One of the reasons I came to Grand Valley was because they required you to take different courses. I'm able to not just talk about engineering. I'm able to speak about politics, about philosophy, and about different topics.

What do you like best about Grand Valley?
I enjoy the people, the politeness, just the atmosphere.

How have you benefited from Grand Valley's liberal education foundation?
Grand Valley has given me the resources to think critically in different aspects, thanks to the general education program that they require you to pursue.

How will Grand Valley help you meet your future goals?
The best way to succeed in life is first with your education. Why? Because it liberates your mind. You're able to think critically about not just your career, but about life in general. That's one of the biggest benefits that you obtain while going to Grand Valley.

How has Grand Valley's faculty made a difference in your college experience?
The faculty members are very helpful. If I don't understand what's going on, they're willing to take a different approach in order for me to learn.

What advice would you give to prospective students?
Do your research. When I was looking for my university, I asked myself, "Can I actually see myself going to that university? Can I actually see myself going to that specific college?"

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